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#1 2020-08-27 13:36:33

jerry
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Silent Installation Parameters

Hi,
Supports the vimalin windows installer silent parameters?

Kind regards,
Jerry

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#2 2020-08-27 14:32:07

wila
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Re: Silent Installation Parameters

Hello Jerry,

I just looked it up in the documentation of the installer and it says that the option for that is "/S".

However I foresee a problem as the installer needs the username and password in order to be able to install a background service.
You cannot pass the username and password as parameters at the moment.
Would adding support for that help you?

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Wil

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#3 2020-08-28 12:03:02

jerry
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Re: Silent Installation Parameters

Hi Wil,

Thank's for your reply.
unfortunately does the /s option not start a silent installation.
If there would be a way in the future to install it silent, why not.

kind regards
Jerry

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#4 2020-08-28 12:41:04

wila
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Re: Silent Installation Parameters

Hello Jerry,

Sorry I wasn't very clear about one important detail. The option is case sensitive.
So "/s" does not run the install silently whereas "/S" does.
I just ran a test here with /S and it worked, but as I mentioned earlier the problem is that you still need to provide user credentials as otherwise you have a broken install.

edit: If adding credentials via the command line helps you for your needs then I can add that for you (not today, but in the next week) and I can let you try a private build to see if that works for you.
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Wil

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#5 2020-08-29 18:03:50

wila
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Re: Silent Installation Parameters

Jerry,

FYI, support for /USER="Username"  (or /u) and /PASSWORD="Password" (or /p) has been added to the installer.
Those options are case insensitive.
Now looking into making the /S option case insensitive as well.

If you want to test this then send me an email at support@vimalin.com

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Wil

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#6 2020-09-14 21:14:56

wila
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Re: Silent Installation Parameters

Hi Jerry,

This is now supported in version 2.5.474.

Hope this helps,
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Wil

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#7 2020-10-07 09:11:13

jerry
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Re: Silent Installation Parameters

Hi Will,
These are good news. Thank you very much.
I will try today the new version and hope that we can go further with it.

Regards
Jerry

Edit:
Silent installation testet and works fine.
one small thing... The Vimalin Service should run under domain account and not local.
After the installation the account for the Vimalin Service is ". \ user", although I used \u "domain\user" as the parameter.

Last edited by jerry (2020-10-07 09:42:49)

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#8 2020-10-07 09:37:32

wila
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Re: Silent Installation Parameters

Cool.

Btw, we are already on version  version 2.5.481 now (it adds VMware Player 16.0 support and official support for Workstation Pro 16.0).

Let me know if you have more questions.
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Wil

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